Spotlight On Students: Bryce Washington


Every year Wake County honors one student from each school that has over come some challenges.  We are proud to announce Bryce Washington 7th grade Track 4 as our DRMS Spot light student.

Bryce has been battling Leukemia since fourth grade.  Due to his illness, he had to utilize home hospital services for a five month period of time.  Bryce successfully completed fourth grade during his intense treatments, as well as achieved honor student status during the entire home hospital period.  Bryce has remained an honor student for the past two and half years.  It is not only his academics that are strong, but his overall attitude in dealing with his illness. Bryce makes every effort to attend school even when dealing with the many side effects of his treatments.  When absent, he always returns with completed assignments that reflect 100% effort along with a winning attitude.  He amazes everyone with his strong spirit! Bryce continues to strive to be the best that he can be no matter what he is facing with his illness. He walks around with his head held high and always a smile on his face. He is always eager to do more and to make up anything he missed. You would never know that he struggles with the disease on a day to day basis. He is a truly brave child and inspires all of us at Durant Road Middle School each and every day.

Special Education Open House

The Special Education Advisory Council (SEAC) and Special Education Services are hosting an open house at Martin Middle School the evening of November 13, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  The open house will help educate parents about programs and services at preschool, elementary, secondary, and after high school.   To learn more, check out this informational flyer.


DRMS Football Team Defeats Wakefield 20-6 To Take Divisional Championship!

Under the bright lights of Wakefield High School’s stadium, your Durant Dolphins football team won their 4th straight divisional title after beating Wakefield Middle 20-6! Every member of the Dolphin football team contributed this season and with the great group of coaches we have, the team finished with an overall record of 6-1 and perched atop of the division. Congratulations again on a great season!

Football VS Wakefield

DRMS Football Divisional Championship Tonight!

Your Dolphins football team will be playing in the divisional championship tonight against Wakefield Middle!! The game will take place at 6:00 pm at Wakefield High School. Please plan to be their to support the team! Durant will be going for their 4th straight divisional championship!football pic


This Week at Durant: 10/27

  • Help Durant Road Middle Schoolers help their community by donating to the Donors Choose page for our school garden.
  • This Tuesday night, your Dolphin football team will take on Wakefield at Wakefield High School with the game starting at 6:00 pm. This will be for the divisional championship, so please try your best to be at the game to show your support!!
  • On Thursday, the girls soccer team and volleyball team will play their last game of the season at Durant against Wakefield. Both games begin at 4:00 pm. Please plan to be there for the last game of the season!
  • Learn about our upcoming Family Paint Night Fundraiser through this post here.

Principal’s Weekly Message

DRMS is partnering with Project Tomorrow SpeakUp, an online survey from teachers, parents and students to provide input around learning and the use of Technology in our school. We want to hear from you! Next week, we will provide a link to the survey on our website. Please plan on completing this survey

Parents please make sure that you get your students to school by 8:15. Our 1st period GEAR-UP class is a very important part of our instructional program. During this class, we provide intervention and enrichment for all of our Core areas.

If you are already registered in the WCPSS volunteer system, you will need to reactivate your registration by October 31. This can be done every day next week. After next Friday, the registration system is only open for registration on Mondays.

The office of Magnet Programs is hosting its annual fair on November 1 at Southeast Raleigh HS from 9 -12.  All early colleges will be in attendance.

Make up picture day for all tracks is on November 5 from 12 – 2. Students that want to have their pictures retaken must check in to the office before having their pictures taken. Please return your original picture packet for retakes. If students need to have their pictures taken for the 1st time, please get a packet from the front office.

Athletic Events for this week are as follows:

We have an away football game against Wakefield on Thursday at 6 p.m. at Wakefield HS. Girls soccer and volleyball have home games against Wakefield on Thursday.

Come out and support our awesome teams!

Please like our PTA Facebook page and check our website for the latest happenings at DRMS!

Have a Dolphintastic weekend!